by: Christy on 2/24/2015
Sedona, AZ (February 24, 2015)- The BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas in Sedona, Arizona is pleased to announce General Manager, Lonnie Lillie, was chosen as the 2015 Hotelier of the Year at the 11th Annual Tourism Unity Dinner presented by the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Association on February 19, 2015.
The Arizona Lodging & Tourism Association (AzLTA) is the leading policy advocate for the Arizona Lodging and Tourism Industry. They represent 37,000 rooms statewide and over 440 members including hotels, resorts, B&B’s and related industry partners. The Annual Tourism Unity Dinner was attended by over 500 guests including more than 50 elected officials and provides an opportunity to unite the industry and honor those who have made contributions to further tourism in the state of Arizona. Annual awards are given out by nominations from fellow industry peers.
Lonnie Lillie has served as the General Manager of the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas since 2001 and credits the family atmosphere, stellar location and amazing views for the success of the property. Speaking about the award received at the Unity Dinner, Lillie states: “I’m humbled and honored to receive this award from my industry peers. The job I have isn’t done alone. I have a team that makes our location one of the best in Sedona, and not just for the views. We treat all of our guests like family, want them to remember their vacation for years to come and tell everyone about the experience they had. This award is something I will never forget, will display with pride, and am happy to share with my Best Western family in Sedona, Arizona.”
The BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas has been a member of the AzLTA for 14 YEARS and views the work they do as significant and important for tourism throughout the state of Arizona. As Christy Evans, a member of the Evans family- owners of the hotel, stated, “We are very proud of Lonnie and the work he has done with the entire staff. They work very hard to make sure guests expectations are not only met but also exceeded and keep our property as beautiful as can be- just like the community we are in. With the help of the AzLTA we can continue to promote our area and the state of Arizona as a must visit destination. We are proud and honored to be a part of their team and for their recognition of our General Manager, Lonnie Lillie.”
Located at 400 N. State Route 89A, the BEST WESTERN PLUS Arroyo Roble Hotel & Creekside Villas features 65 rooms with magnificent red rock views, private guest balconies, and includes six hundred feet of frontage on Oak Creek.
For reservations or more information, call the hotel directly at 800-773-3662 or call Best Western’s 24-hour, toll-free number at 1-800-WESTERN. Reservations are also available at www.bestwesternsedona.com.